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Little Rock native David Hodges co-wrote many of the songs on Avril Lavigne’s new album

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Avril Lavigne (album)

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Avril Lavigne
Studio album by Avril Lavigne
Released 1 November 2013
Recorded 2011–2013
Length 46:07
Label Epic
Producer
Avril Lavigne chronology
Goodbye Lullaby
(2011)
Avril Lavigne
(2013)
Singles from Avril Lavigne
  1. Here’s to Never Growing Up
    Released: 9 April 2013
  2. Rock N Roll
    Released: 27 August 2013
  3. Let Me Go
    Released: 15 October 2013

Avril Lavigne is the upcoming self-titled fifth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne. The album is scheduled to be released on November 1, 2013 by Epic Records and is the follow-up to her fourth studio album, Goodbye Lullaby (2011).

Background and release

Three months after the release of Goodbye Lullaby, Lavigne announced that work on her fifth studio album had already begun, with eight songs written so far. Lavigne stated that the album would musically be the opposite of Goodbye Lullaby, with a release date rumoured for sometime in 2012.[1] Lavigne explained, “Goodbye Lullaby was more mellow, [but] the next one will be pop and more fun again. I already have a song that I know is going to be a single, I just need to re-record it!”[2][3][4] In late 2011, Lavigne confirmed that she had moved to Epic Records, which is now headed by L.A. Reid.

Recording sessions began in November 2011, and took place over a period of almost two years, concluding in July 2013. The lead single “Here’s to Never Growing Up” was released on 9 April 2013; reaching the top twenty in the United States, Canada, Australia and United Kingdom, and the top ten in Ireland and Japan. Lavigne premiered the second single “Rock N Roll” on 18 July 2013,[5] the song itself was released on 27 August, with the music video premiering a week earlier on 20 August, the song has been one of her least successful singles in the US, charting only at No. 91 of Billboard Hot 100, top 5 in Japan and South Korea.[6] It was announced in July 2013 that the album would be released on 24 September 2013, but recently another date has been announced, 5 November 2013 and later confirmed.[7][8]

On 8 August 2013, Lavigne revealed the cover art for the album via her Instagram account.[9] In a recent interview at the radio station 99.5 The River, Lavigne confirmed that her new album will be available to pre-order on 24 September 2013 and will be released later on 5 November.[10] The official track listing was later revealed on 5 September. Three snippets leaked on Soundcloud, “Give You What You Like”, “Let Me Go (featuring Chad Kroeger)” and “Sippin’ On Sunshine” [11][12]

Recording

Lavigne in New York, May 2013.

In November 2011, Lavigne stated that she entered the studio to start recording new songs for the album.[13] In April 2012, Lavigne confirmed that she had “finally” finished work on her fifth album and that she would be taking a short hiatus before releasing it and embarking on “[her] next artistic journey”. On 17 August 2012, Lavigne began finalizing work on her fifth album by starting the mixing process and laying down last minute ad-libs and backing vocals, before completely wrapping up production two days later on 19 August 2012. She then returned to the studio, despite previously wrapping up production.

All of the thirteen tracks on the album have been confirmed; including the second single from the album, “Rock N Roll“, which Lavigne premiered on 18 July 2013. “Here’s to Never Growing Up”, which was co-written with Chad Kroeger; a duet with Kroeger called “Let Me Go” which is the third single;[14] a duet with Marilyn Manson titled “Bad Girl”; “Seventeen”, which was debuted at a surprise performance at The Viper Room in Los Angeles [15][16], and leaked later on Youtube. “Hello Kitty”, an “aggressive” song about the fictional Japanese character, which Lavigne describes as “kind of glitchy, electronic”;[17] “Hush Hush” and “Give You What You Like”, which Lavigne revealed were her favorite tracks from the album.

Because Lavigne had written so many songs for her fifth album, Lavigne was considering releasing two back-to-back albums,[18] however, thirteen tracks (but a deluxe version is probably going to be released), though as of mid-September 2013, the confirmation of one album has proven otherwise.

Promotion

Singles

On 9 April 2013, the album’s lead single “Here’s to Never Growing Up“, produced by Martin Johnson of the band Boys Like Girls, was released.[19] Chart-wise, the track peaked at #20 on Billboard Hot 100 in the US, as well as the Top 20 in Australia and the UK and the Top 10 in Ireland and Japan. A lyric video featuring submitted photographs of fans “never growing up” was released onto Lavigne’s official VEVO account the same day as the release of the single.[20] The song’s official music video was later release on 9 May 2013.[21]

The second single “Rock N Roll” premiered on Lavigne’s official YouTube channel on 18 July 2013 and was released on 27 August.[22] The track “Let Me Go” featuring Chad Kroeger was confirmed as the album’s third single. It premiered on the radio station KBIG on 7 October 2013[23] and later released onto iTunes on 15 October.[24]

Live performances

On 3 August 2013, Lavigne performed in Guangzhou, China and later performed at Wham Bam Music Festival on 31 August. Lavigne attended to iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas on 23 September, performing some of her old and new singles and she introduced Zedd.

Lavigne performed “Girlfriend” and “Here’s to Never Growing Up” on 8 October 2013 in Huading Awards, China. She also won the award of Best Global Singer by Huading Awards against Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake and Madonna.

Track listings

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. Rock N Roll
3:26
2. Here’s to Never Growing Up
  • Lavigne
  • Johnson
  • Hodges
  • Kroeger
  • J Kash
Johnson 3:34
3. “17”
  • Lavigne
  • J Kash
  • Johnson
3:24
4. “Bitchin’ Summer”
3:31
5. Let Me Go(featuring Chad Kroeger)
  • Lavigne
  • Kroeger
  • Hodges
4:27
6. “Give You What You Like”
  • Lavigne
  • Kroeger
  • Hodges
3:45
7. “Bad Girl” (featuring Marilyn Manson)
  • Lavigne
  • Kroeger
  • Hodges
2:56
8. “Hello Kitty”
  • Lavigne
  • Kroeger
  • Johnson
  • Hodges
3:17
9. “You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Yet” Lavigne 3:14
10. “Sippin’ on Sunshine”
  • Lavigne
  • Johnson
  • Kroeger
  • Hodges
  • J Kash
3:30
11. “Hello Heartache”
  • Lavigne
  • Hodges
3:49
12. “Falling Fast” Lavigne 3:13
13. “Hush Hush”
  • Lavigne
  • Hodges
4:01

Release history

Country Date Label
Australia[26] 1 November 2013 Sony
Germany[27] 1 November 2013 Sony Music
United Kingdom[28] 4 November 2013 Epic
United States[29] 5 November 2013
Philippines[30] Sony Music
Ivory Music and Video
Japan[31] 6 November 2013 Sony

References

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  4. Jump up ^ Daw, Robbie (20 June 2011). “Avril Lavigne Wants To Release “More Fun””. Idolator. Archived from the original on 21 June 2011. Retrieved 21 June 2011.
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  10. Jump up ^ “Avril Lavigne interview”. 995theriver.com. 2013-08-28. Retrieved 2013-10-09.
  11. Jump up ^ http://www.soundcloud.com
  12. Jump up ^ Lindner, Emilee (2013-09-05). “Avril Lavigne To Duet With Hubby Chad Kroeger On November Release – Music, Celebrity, Artist News”. MTV.com. Retrieved 2013-10-09.
  13. Jump up ^ Bell, Crystal (8 September 2011). “Avril Lavigne Interview: Singer Talks Fashion Week, ‘Majors & Minors’ & Kim Kardashian’s Wedding”. The Huffington Post. Archived from the original on 12 September 2011. Retrieved 12 September 2011.
  14. Jump up ^ Johnson, Zach (12 June 2013). “Avril Lavigne Chad Kroeger Wedding Planning: “It’s Out of Control””. usmagazine.com. Archived from the original on 12 June 2013. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  15. Jump up ^ Zemler, Emily (26 April 2013). “Avril Lavigne Revs Up for New Album With Surprise Club Show”. The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 26 April 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
  16. Jump up ^ “Avril Lavigne Is Seventeen Again! Watch The Live Performance Here!”. perezhilton.com. Archived from the original on 26 April 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2013.
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  18. Jump up ^ Corner, Lewis (6 June 2013). “Avril Lavigne hints at more than one new album: ‘I wrote a lot songs'”. digitalspy.com. Archived from the original on 6 June 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2013.
  19. Jump up ^ “WORLD PREMIERE of “Here’s To Never Growing Up” Video! | The Official Avril Lavigne Site”. Avrillavigne.com. Retrieved 27 June 2013.
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  24. Jump up ^ “Twitter / AvrilLavigne: “Let Me Go” will be available”. Twitter.com. Retrieved 2013-10-09.
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